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By Susan Mangatal

Hello to all among our On Line Family:

Since June of this year I have been stressed about a big problem that is plaguing our communities, our families, our friends, and it is even creeping into the corporate world as well.  A problem that most of us keep hidden and a problem that results in death in many cases.  I am referring to Domestic Abuse/Violence.  I have never personally experienced this in my home and in my marriage, but I have seen several of my female family members endure this violence during my childhood years growing up in Trinidad.  So much so that I found myself vowing that I will not be subjected to such ill treatment, and even found myself hating those who inflicted physical and mental pain to the women in my family.  

You know as a child, I thought this was the way life was for women, and that they had to accept the abuse and violence.  So of course this affected me terribly, but thank God I did not grow up accepting this, and I was able to find a kind and understanding partner to share my life with.  One who is happy to see my strengths and enjoys watching me go after what I want and helps me with achieving them/my goals.    

Now, this problem has been plaguing our communities for years upon years, and instead of it getting better, it seems to be getting worst.  

I remember while dating my husband (a number of years ago) an incident took place with his mother's best friend (who had been friends from childhood) and it took a toll on my Mother-in-law, and the entire family as a whole.  

Todd's Mom "Jan" lost her best friend "Dorothy" by Domestic Violence...she was killed by her husband.  We have asked Jan to share with you her loss of Dorothy, so please read Jan's account of what took place regarding the unfortunate death of her best friend.

The loss of my best friend through Domestic Violence 

by 

Jan Mangatal

Susan and Todd asked me to share a Domestic Violence incident with you, their online family.

However, out of respect for the remaining members of Dorothy’s family, I will not elaborate on everything that happened to bring this about.

Dorothy and I had been best friends since high school. She and her husband were high school “sweethearts”.  They were married a year or so after graduation. She loved him  very much. I suppose he loved her too, in his own way.

 There were many “red flags” before and throughout the marriage. But, as they say “love is blind.”

One morning my mother called me. She and Dorothy worked together. She said that Dorothy was dead. Her husband killed her and calmly walked away.

Her daughter dropped her off early that morning; as she was going in to the building where she worked, her husband came out from where he was hiding and beat her with a hammer until she was dead.

This incident occurred in Prince George’s County, Maryland nearly 25 years ago. Dorothy was 38 years old. She had been married for 20 years and was the mother of 4 children.  She was a wonderful person. I am not saying this because she was my best friend. Dorothy was a good person, a good mother and a good wife.

She endured so much for years. I encouraged her to get a job so that she could gain some independence.  She did this, and finally separated from her husband. But he knew where she lived, and constantly tormented her.

 I warned her only a week before her death. I advised her to leave the area. However, she said that she was not afraid of him.  He was stalking her. He broke the windshield out of her car with a hammer (most likely, the same hammer he used to kill her.). He came to her job and threatened her in front of several of her co-workers, a few weeks before he killed her.  He always said if he couldn't have her nobody else would.

There was a Restraining Order against him; but he totally ignored this and continued harassing her.   She called the police on several occasions, but he would leave before they arrived.

This is only a brief overview of the life of my friend. This type of thing seems to be so common now.

Maybe it’s because of the society we are living in today. There is so much stress and anger, due to everything that’s happening around us. Sometimes we release that anger on our spouse. Sometimes it goes back to childhood. Traumatic events in childhood can leave mental scars that last a lifetime.

Whatever the reason, it is senseless to physically or verbally abuse or kill another human being. Regardless of how important a problem may seem, it is not worth abusing or taking the life of another person.

It is so much better to walk away from the situation or seek professional guidance.

 

As you see this took place approximately 25 years ago, but it still continues.  Some women today are still afraid to acknowledge the problems and seek help, and those who do seek help in many cases are ignored; which in a high percentage of cases ends up tragically.  As with the very publicized local case of Yvette Cade, who was set on fire by her husband and thank god has survived miraculously.  Ms. Cade suffered severe (3rd degree) burns to 60% of her body and lives on today being committed to encouraging others to leave abusive relationships.  

Actually, Ms. Cade as with Jan's friend had been separated from her husband and had the restraining orders, but her husband proceeded with harassing her and had become more and more angry when she refused to reconcile.  Since the restraining order had expired she went before a PG County District Judge (Judge Palumbo) who callously dismissed her plea to extend it.  Only 3 week later her husband went to her place of work, doused her with gasoline and set her on fire.  She could have been dead like Jan's best friend.

Ladies and gentlemen among our on-line family it seems this is a major problem here locally, especially here in Prince Georges County, Maryland.  Actually, Essence Magazine has published a piece written by Renee Graham that discussed this major problem taking place in PG County.  Even though PG county is the nation's most prosperous Black community, the rate of domestic violence reports are high, and it seems our sisters are hiding it and suffering in silence, and some are even dying.  Pick up the magazine and check this story out, it's entitled "The Secret Same of Prince George's County."

Now, I do know of some Sisters who has endured this abuse and still is enduring it as I write.  I pray that they obtain the strength to take some major steps to solving their problems and stopping the constant physical and mental abuse.  It is clear our sisters just don't want to admit they are having these problems in their homes.  

I actually know of a few who has done something about it and who really needed the support from family and friends to put the abuser away, but they never got that support.  I know of many who have lied in court just to save the abuser (they didn't want to see them go to jail).  How absurd!!!!  

Those who have lied to save the abuser are just as bad as the abuser, because they are encouraging the abuse to take place!!!

They have the means to stop it, but don't seem to want to do so, or even want to get involved simply because as I stated above -  they didn't want the individual to go to jail!!!  To these folks, I beg you to get involved, you can save lives, so stop hiding from the truth and lying for those who abuse our Sisters, our Mothers our Daughters and even our Brothers!!!!

For those of you who don't know, I have listed a few facts on Domestic Violence below.  

Did you know?

Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse boyfriend, or girlfriend per year to three million women who are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year.

Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.

Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

Nearly 25 percent of American women report being physically assaulted and/or raped  by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some time in their lifetime, according to the National Violence Against Women Survey

Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year.

In the year 2001, more than half a million American women (588,490 women) were victims of nonfatal violence committed by an intimate partner.

Intimate partner violence is primarily a crime against women. In 2001, women accounted for 85 percent of the victims of intimate partner violence (588,490 total) and men accounted for approximately 15 percent of the victims (103,220 total).

While women are less likely than men to be victims of violent crimes overall, women are five to eight times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner.

• Intimate partner violence made up 20 percent of violent crime against women.

Women of all races are about equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate.

Male violence against women does much more damage than female violence against men; women are much more likely to be injured than men.

The most rapid growth in domestic relations caseloads is occurring in domestic violence filings.

Women are seven to 14 times more likely than men to report suffering severe physical assaults from an intimate partner

Domestic Homicides:

On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day. In 2000, 1,247 women were killed by an intimate partner. The same year, 440 men were killed by an intimate partner.

Women are much more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner. In 2000, intimate partner homicides accounted for 33.5 percent of the murders of women and less than four percent of the murders of men.

 

Also, if there is any woman, or if you know of any woman/person who is enduring domestic violence, please call any of the following agencies or groups for help now!!!

National Domestic Violence hotline 800-799-7233 (24 hour hot line where you can obtain information, assistance and even advise as well link you up with resources in your area

YWCA 202-467-0810 (24 house a day)

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - www.ncadv.org or mainoffice@ncadv.org.

Break The Cycle 310-286-3355 or 888-988-8336 or help@breakthecycle.org

 

In closing, if you feel like sharing your thoughts or experiences regarding Domestic Violence, please I encourage to e-mail me at susan@ariousentertainment.com!!!  I will do everything in my power to help those who reach out regarding this issue.

 

 

Don't forget that my friends from The International Diversity Film Market wants you to go online at www.onevibe.biz and take part in their conference until Saturday the 23rd.  It started yesterday with the premiere of "Johnny Was" and it continues with seminars and screenings.  So it's not to late to go online and register to attend the seminars - it's only $25.00 per seminar. 

Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to the opening night (last night), but those who did please drop me a line and let me know what you thought about "Johnny Was". 

Details on this event click the following link: www.ariousentertainment.us/IDFMFestivalWDC05.htm 

 

 

Todd Mangatal

 

I am very glad that many of you were able to see the realities from my commentary last week.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how to help change the Crime Emergency that is taking place here in Washington DC and in our communities around the United States, and even the Caribbean. 

Unfortunately though, I did not get as many responses as I should have gotten for something this important, and apparently this is the reason why we have this problem, because many of you just don't care, until it affects you personally.

On to more important things  - ALL ROADS LEAD TO MIAMI on Columbus Day Weekend.  We received information from the International Caribbean Music Festival which will be taking place in Miami on Saturday, October 7th, 2006.  There is a host of Caribbean entertainers scheduled to perform.  The producers of ICM Fest have asked us to help spread the word about this big event, so please scroll down to our "Upcoming Events" to see all their Press Release and details (below).  It should be exciting because there are Soca and Reggae artists scheduled to perform at this big event.  

It is being held at Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami, and the headliners are Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Machal Montano, Bunji Garlin along with Wayne Wonder, Alison Hinds, Rupee and a host of others.  Stay tuned for more details.  

You can also hit up ICM Fest site at http://www.icmfest.com 

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Brooklyn New York

We would like to congratulate Yvette Clarke on winning the Primary for the Democratic Party Designee for the 11th Cong. Dist. in Brooklyn NY

Mr. Skinner and Ms. Clarke (rt.)

A word from Mr. Skinner 

As the cyber family knows Yvette Clarke prevailed on Primary Night and is now the Democratic Party designee for the 11th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York.  Already, some people are saying that she is a shoe-in to be victorious again in the General Election on Tuesday, November 7th. The campaign office is warning against such complacency, especially since Yvette will face challengers on both the Republican and Independent Parties lines. We are, therefore, calling on all supporters, their friends and families to do several things become volunteers at the headquarters, 504 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225(718-940-2006) make a financial contribution; and most importantly come out and vote on Election Day, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH

Let us continue the momentum which has begun to send Yvette Clarke to Washington, DC as OUR representative in Congress.

Thanks in advance. One people, One nation, One common destiny

 

 

Washington DC

This summer, the come To Washington: A Song For The City Painting has traveled from northwest to southeast and lastly to southwest, all in Washington, DC USA.  For the month of September, it travels to the remaining DC quadrant: Northeast. the painting is currently on display at Colonel Brooks' Tavern, 1201 Monroe Street, NE, 20017, where you can hear live jazz on Tuesday nights. Check out the come to Washington: a song for the city painting at Colonel Brooks' Tavern

 

 

 

 

NOW SHOWING ON ARIOUS TV

 

ShanaMangatalFB4.21.06.3.JPG (63288 bytes)  Shana Mangatal staring in - Tupac's "Unconditional Love" released after his death. 

  Click here to view and let us know what you think!!!

 

 

Regggo.jpg (22838 bytes)  You must have seen our ads throughout this year exposing Ras Lidj and his music Regg'go.  Click below to view Ras Lidj live in concert along with his band "Deep" as they perform at Cafe U-Turn.  Let us know your thoughts on Ras Lidj and Regg'go.  Click the button below or the Regg'go picture above to view.

 

 

Thanks for all the feedback on S.T.O.R.M's video for there newly released single "Hola Hola".  I'm glad many of you enjoyed it.  If you need any information about S.T.O.R.M, please feel free to hit me up.  Click on the TV Screen to view this video "Hola Hola"

 

 

We still have a few copies of the DC Caribbean Carnival 2006 DVD (2-hour DVD featuring the highlights of the 14th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival)  "A montage of The Sights and Sounds of DC Caribbean Carnival".  If you haven't gotten your copy, go ahead an get it now.  Click Here To View the Video Trailer, or TV Screen below and to purchase follow the instructions below to pay  via paypal or to order via mail. 

Click to view video clip of DC Carnival Sight and Sounds DVD

"SEE THE SIGHTS...HEAR THE SOUNDS"

featuring

Pan Jam, DiManche Gras, The Parade, The Festival/Concert in the Park, plus a bonus behind the scene look of the Organizers of this major Caribbean event!

Cost - $20.00 & Shipping & Handling! 

 

You can also pay via money order or check, payable to Arious Entertainment.  Send your payment to: Arious Entertainment, P.O. Box 1568, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

 

 

 

ART
  Introducing a new series of commemorative posters by artist/designer Richie Richardson Titled: Every creed and race
This work celebrates the culture and diversity of Trinidad & Tobago on our 44th anniversary of independence.

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Signed limited editions giclees
Size 14x20          $250.
Size 21x30          $425.

my design studio: 1028 Bushwick Ave. Apt 1A 
Brooklyn NY 11207...My contact 
number:718-453-1277 or 
via E-mail: designrich@hotmail.com

 

 

Until Next Week!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!!!

 

 

This Weekend Events
 

 

The International Diversity Film Market Continues!  It began on September 21 and goes thru. September 23, 2006

SUPPORTS INDIE FILMS AS IT CELEBRATES ITS 5th ANNIVERSARY 

Washington D.C. and Hollywood, CA, - In celebration of their 5th Anniversary, the International Diversity Film Market, a leading film and television conduit between the independent filmmaking community, and the entertainment industry buyers, acquisitions and distribution executives worldwide, will be offering a variety of free opportunities for registered filmmakers at the 2006 International Diversity Film Market.   

The 2006 International Diversity Film Market will be held in Washington, DC , which began yesterday, Thursday September 21 – 23, 2006 at the E Street Cinema Landmark Theatre located at 555 11th Street NW.  Attendees can take advantage of a number of free opportunities including Free Film Submissions, Free Film Screenings and Free Online Movie Trailer postings by logging onto www.onevibe.biz.

The Market will also offer a variety of entertainment industry seminars with topics ranging from scriptwriting and production to distribution, management, and representation. Additionally, there will be a very special video presentation of TAKE 3 with Q&A –  TAKE 3 is an entertainment series that showcases the “first-run” works of independent filmmakers including feature films, documentaries, film shorts, and student films, from women and filmmakers of color.  TAKE 3 offers year-round exposure to only the best in independent filmmaking as it extends the reach of the International Diversity Film Market.

The Market also offers our registered attendees FREE access to over 20 Exhibitors and Distributors.  The Market was created to provide the independent filmmaker who is seeking distribution for their film, increased awareness and additional exposure.

To register and purchase tickets for these seminars and the TAKE 3 video presentation, go to www.onevibe.bizTickets are $25.00 each.

The International Film Market is the brainstorm of Georgette Hayden, Executive Director/Executive Producer and Chris Beal, Deputy Director/Associate Producer, both with extensive background in the film and television industries.  To Learn More about the International Film Market please click here!!! 

www.ariousentertainment.us/IDFMFestivalWDC05.htm

 


Saturday, September 23, 2006

Festival On H Street 2006
Washington DC
H Street Merchants and H Street Main Street
 will hold its annual "Festival on H Street."  
The Festival will be held on H Street
 between 12th & 14th Streets, NE., 
from 12:00 Noon until 6PM 
 
Over 30 musical performances by such
artists as:
Rhythm and Blues band Lissen
Neo-soul vocalist Deborah Bond
Rock stars Hot Spur
Poetic soul all-star W. Ellington Felton
Acapella performance group Reverb, 
Hip-hop artist Asheru
acoustic singer Kia El Amin,
Underground soul sensation Ayanna Gregory
and 
acoustic songstress Nefrit-El-Or
The "Literacy Live" Gallery which presents local
 authors and poets,
and 
a host of games and activities for youth of all ages.

 For Details Contact Kwasi Frye at 301.951.5371 
 "The Festival on H Street" is open to 
credentialed media.###

 


 

SAT


  &


SUN

3rd Annual Las Vegas

Legends of Rasta Reggae Festival


September 23rd & 24th 2006
Formally The Annual Bob Marley Festival Tour

Noon

TO

10

pm

Location: Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89106, (from the Airport take I-215 W toward Las Vegas/Los Angeles/Salt Lake City, I-15 N via EXIT 10 toward Las Vegas, Take the Charleston Blvd. East exit- EXIT 41A. onto W Charleston Blvd./NV, turn Left onto S Grand Central Pkwy. Takes about 13 minutes)
Ticketmaster Outlets including Smith's Food & Drugs, Robinson's May, and Tower Records. Tickets are also available on the Internet at www.Ticketmaster.com and http://www.LegendsofRastaReggaeFestival.com or 702-474-4000. In the spirit of Reggae Music, Universal Love, Peace & Unity, Fans can get from Noon to 2:00 PM, first 400 for a $5 cash donation or $8 in nonperishable food.
Peformers: SHINEHEAD SHINEHEAD  ( ENGLAND , JAMAICA , NEW YORK R & B DANCEHALL REGGAE) ; LEON & THE PEOPLESLEON & THE PEOPLES   ( New York , NY ; REGGAE SOUL); BUSHMAN BUSHMAN  (SPRINGS GARDES ST. THOMAS, JAMAICA, ROOTS REGGAE); CASPER LOMAYESVA & THE 602 REGGAE BAND CASPER LOMAYESVA & THE 602 REGGAE BAND (HOPI LAND, AZ; HOPI NATIVE REGGAE); RICKY HUSBANDS RICKY HUSBANDS  ( GUYANA , BRAZI, SOUTH AMERICA ; ROOTS FUSION REGGAE); HIGHER HEIGHTS ( New Orleans , LA. Dancehall Reggae); TULASI FEATURING J ROSS-PARRELLI TULASI FEATURING J ROSS-PARRELLI  ( LONG BEACH , CA ; JAZZ FUSION ROOTS REGGAE; GEIL GEIL  (TRINIDAD & TABAGO, FLORIDA; SOUL-HIP-HOP FUSION REGGAE) ; TONY CULTURE www.livitymuzick.com  ( JAMAICA . LOVER'S ROCK REGGAE); CHAPTER11 CHAPTER11  (LONG BEACH, CA; DANCEHALL FUSION REGGAE); BETTER CHEMISTRY BETTER CHEMISTRY  (LOS ANGELES , CA ; ROCK, HIP-HOP FUSION REGGAE); LJ Blasé (New Orleans ); OUTLAW NATION OUTLAW NATION  (LOUISANNA; REGGAE ROCK SURF FUNK FUSION); ManaPoly All-Stars ManaPoly All-Stars  (Utah, Ca., Philippines; island style Dance hall R&B Fusion REGGAE); THE DAVID WADE BAND THE DAVID WADE BAND  (MESA, AZ; POP-SKA-ROCK FUSION REGGAE); RAS INDIO (BELMOPAN, BELIZE; ROOTS REGGAE); DJ HANDGUN ( LAS VEGAS , NV .);  DJ HANDGUN will be spinning the hottest Caribbean roots & dancehall reggae "straight from the yard" between acts. Performing SAT. & SUN. Sept. 23/24. ; STAN RANKIN T (Las Vegas, NV; ROOTS REGGAE); HENRY TURNER JR. & FLAVOR HENRY TURNER JR. & FLAVOR (BATON ROUGE, LA; GUMBO FUSION REGGAE) 

 

 

September 24, 2006

 Miss Trinidad & Tobago New York.

The Miss Trinidad and Tobago New York takes place at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Haft Auditorium, West 27th Street at Seventh Avenue, in Manhattan, set to begin at 7:00 pm.  A dozen young women will be competing for the title.

This year - the 10th year, founder Renee Cummings will pay special tribute to the work of T&T born master hair weaver Clem Lue Yat who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award along with legendary T&T queen maker Jacqui Koon of the famed House of Jacqui Modeling Agency.

Miss Trinidad & Tobago New York, says Cummings, is celebrated not as a beauty pageant but as a developmental program for young women of Trinidad & Tobago heritage living in New York. The T&T-born Cummings has spent the last decade branding the pageant, adding, "There is nothing more beautiful than an educated woman."  And she has strived to redefine the word beauty. "There is this big myth that beauty comes in a particular, shape, size, and hue but not at Miss Trinidad & Tobago New York," said Cummings. "We embrace diversity and encourage difference. We do not look for generic or archaic cookie-cutter images of beauty. We look for real women with a real contribution to make," Cummings added.

For a preview of this year's line up log on to http://www.missttny.com. Tickets for the show are $40 in advance..

 

 

 

Upcoming Events
   

 

 

Los Angeles, CA

September 30 & October 1, 2006

Charles R. Drew University and Honda 

present 

The 16th Annual Jazz at Drew Legacy Music Series and Cultural Market Place and Health Pavilion

Drew University Campus
1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Gates Open: 10:30am | Showtime: 12:00noon - 10:00pm
Tickets: $45 ($50 at the gate - discounts for both days, VIP tables available)

ARTIST LINE UP
Saturday - September 30, 2006: Multi-School Jazz Band, Drew University All-Stars Featuring: Leon Jones and Dr. Casper Glenn, AXX Straight Out of Jamaica Featuring: Prezident Brown, Michael Session Sextet, Donald Byrd, The Impressions, Pete Escovedo, The Rickey Minor Band Featuring: Special Guest, Rose Royce.

Sunday - October 1, 2006: Orquesta Charangoa, Khay Jhay, Jazz Disciples, Soul Seekers, The Dennis Nelson All-Stars Featuring: Everett Harp, Hiroshima, The Meeting Featuring: Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts and Special Guest Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Henderson's Bass Players Ball Featuring: Michael Henderson, Billy Paul, Jean Carne, Angela Winbush, Cherrelle, The Calloway Brothers (Midnight Star), DaMia Satterfield and Rodney "Sir Nose" Trotter (Parliament)

INFO: 323.563.5822 www.cdrewu.edu www.jazzatdrew.com

For details and images please click here

 

October 1, 2006

Tribute to Pannist Michael King, Former Leader of T&T Steel Orchestra

The Tribute will take place at The Trinidad and Tobago Club House, 5123 Georgia Avenue, N.W. Washington DC.  Look out for more details in the upcoming weeks.

For those who are interested in getting involved and wishes to help, please contact Mr. Keith Preddie at 202-423-6116

 

Broward Carnival

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

October 5-9

Parade of Bands - Sunday, October 8th, Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Florida

www.caribbeancarnival.org 


 

MIAMI CARNIVAL

22nd Anniversary

October 6-9, 2006

Parade of bands - October 8, 2006 @ Bicentennial Park Downtown, Miami

www.miamicarnival.net 

 

 

 

Miami - Florida

Saturday, October 7, 2006

International Caribbean Music Festival

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The International Caribbean Music Festival, a one of a kind musical celebration of the Caribbean Spirit.

Where & When: Downtown Miami. Saturday, October 7th, 2006, 2PM – 11PM (Miami Carnival/ Columbus Day Weekend

Lineup: Alison Hinds, Bunji Garlin, Jovi Rockwell, Machel Montano, Morgan Heritage, Red Rat, Rupee, Sizzla, Tami Chynn, Wayne Wonder and more.

ICM_Fest_logo.jpg (91444 bytes)  The 8th Annual International  Caribbean Music Festival (ICM Fest) previously known as the Caribbean Music Fest takes place October 7th, the Saturday before Miami Carnival making Columbus Day weekend irresistible to lovers of Caribbean music and culture everywhere.

Inspired during a visit to Trinidad’s infamous Carnival earlier this year the promoters decided on adding a wider range of Caribbean musical genres to a lineup that already featured popular reggae acts. Fans will now have the exceptional opportunity to see the prolific Sizzla who has been called “the most significant reggae artist since Bob Marley”, the dynamic reggaeton duo Wisin Y Yandel and Trinidadian soca favorite Machel Montano perform on the same show.

The event’s unique concept is best personified by the 3 time International Soca Monarch Champ Bunji Garlin who is also performing. Bunji is the undisputed leader of the ragga soca genre he helped to create. Ragga soca combines dancehall’s rap with soca’s infectious beat.

Wayne Wonder will perform from his extensive catalog of hits including “No Letting Go” the hit that helped him earn a Grammy nomination for his album of the same name. Super group Morgan Heritage will add a touch of roots reggae to the mix.

Barbados will be represented by Rupee who helped put soca on the World stage with his video and song “Tempted to Touch.” He will be joined fellow Bajan soca diva Alison Hinds also known as the Ragamuffin Queen. Hind’s “Roll It (girl)” has been flirting with airwaves all year and she is on the verge of becoming the first female soca artist to crossover into the pop market.

ICM Fest favorite Red Rat performs in his 7th consecutive appearance. Tami Chynn an exciting new artist continues the festival’s tradition of breaking new artistes. Jovi Rockwell, Rempage and Gailann are some of the many other artists completing the diverse lineup.

The promoters promise that “The International Caribbean Music Festival will be a one of a kind musical celebration of the Caribbean spirit.”

For more info logon to http://icmfest.com or call 305.654.9991

ATTN media/ webmasters: download banners, flyers, images etc. from http://info.icmfest.com

 

 

Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday, October 14, 2006
 
The 7th Annual
Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival 
Street Parade and Festival
by Carnival Organization Of Jacksonville, Inc. (COOJI)
For More Details log on to www.jacksonvillecarnival.org 
 
 
 
 

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST CAPITAL 

   STAR??

If you’ve missed your AMERICAN IDOL Opportunity - DON’T MISS THIS!!!!

ONE HEART CHARITIES is in search of THE GREATEST TALENT IN THE DC METROPOLITAN AREA

We are now accepting applications for contestants. We are limited to 200 entries, so please apply early by calling 703-405-7061, or e-mail oneheartcharity@aol.com

REGISTRATION FEE -- $50.00

• Includes Entry into all Capital Star Competitions and after parties
• Benefits One Heart Charities – which provides supplemental funding for small  non-profit organizations doing the REAL work for the betterment of all of us.
• Includes VIP rates for five of your friends – For $5.00 your ten friends can enter all of the preliminary round shows– the more applause you have the better your chances!
• Includes judging and critique by area talent agents, producers and studio owners
• All genres accepted – R&B, Hip Hop, rap, go-go, jazz, gospel, reggae, soca, calypso, latin, salsa, country western, comedy, poetry – Anything goes!!!!!
• Must be over 18 to enter – NO MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT!!!!
• Seasoned singers are welcome to show the young ones how it’s done!
• Weekly cash prizes

GRAND PRIZE -   $1,500, 10 hours free studio time, and plenty of gift Certificates
SECOND PRIZE - $750, 2 hours free studio time, and plenty of gift certificates
THIRD PRIZE -    $500, and plenty of gift certificates

This Event is being  Held At:         

700 Water  Street, Washington, DC

 

 

200 CONTESTANTS ONLY!

OCTOBER 17TH – REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULING PROCESS

OCTOBER 24, 2006 - PRELIMINARY ROUNDS BEGIN 

25 CONTESTANTS PER WEEK       FOR 8 WEEKS   
Top 4 go to next round:              3 Prizes $150  1st prize
                                                         $100  2nd prize
                                                         $  50  3rd prize

JANUARY 16, 2007 - SEMI-FINALS BEGIN 

32 CONTESTANTS FOR TWO WEEKS
Top 12 go to finals                    3 Prizes  $200  1st prize
                                                         $150  2nd prize
                                                         $100  3rd prize

JANUARY 30, 2007 - GRAND FINALE - AND CELEBRATION PARTY 
12 CONTESTANTS

1st Prize -- $1,500 cash prize
10 hours studio time
1 week vacation any place in the United States
Radio Interviews – Plus Added Prizes

2nd Prize - $750 cash prize
10 hours studio time –
Shopping Certificates, Party Certificates, Dinner Certificates

3rd Prize - $500 cash prize
Party and Dinner Certificates


All proceeds to benefit One Heart Charities.
(Generating Oneness in Diversity)
Raising funds so that non-profit agencies can continue much-needed work.

 

 

 

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DA SOULS OF BLACK FOLK

AN EXERCISE AND DEMONSTRATION OF FREEDOM

A Thank you Message from Diallo "Da Heart" Sumbry 

On behalf of The Adinkra Group and Farafina Kan, I would like to personally thank each of you for supporting Da Souls of Black Folk last week. The week was an enormous effort and we did it - successfully! Whether you attended one, none or all of the events, we thank you for your attendance, encouragement, email forwarding, prayers and promissory notes to be there next time! I can honestly say that if you attended any event, you felt the high energy and spirit of unity; unfortunately, if you missed it, you really missed something GREAT! We are making history and will continue along this path as long as we are blessed to do so. Stay tuned for the follow up and more from The Adinkra Group in the near future.

Again, I want to thank all of our sponsors and partners for their gracious support

 

Very Special Birthday Greetings to Deborah! 

Alison have a wonderful birthday!!!

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